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Jack Black does impression of The Rock.

I don't know what it is about impersonations that are so fascinating to people but they're often hilarious, and Jack Black impersonating The Rock does not disappoint. From the 2018 clip you can't tell what prompted the impersonation but "Screen Junkies" interviewer looks to Black and asks him about his workout routine as if he's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The comedian adjusts himself in his seat and doesn't break character the entire time and somehow the interviewer is able to maintain a serious face throughout the process. Kevin Hart and the actual Dwayne Johnson cannot keep it together while Black does his impression of his co-star.

Black obviously knows the workout routine of the 6-foot, 5-inch muscular Black Samoan demigod and it starts out with 27,000 rip curls at 5 a.m. At least, that's the "School of Rock" alum's best guesstimate, and judging by Johnson's size, that seems about right.

But his ribbing of his co-star didn't stop there. As Johnson and Hart are practically wheezing with laughter, Black continues with his impersonation adding in Johnson's philosophy on life. If you're curious about that, it involves blood, sweat, tears and sucking life deep.

Yeah, I don't know what that means either but you should check out the video below because it's pretty impressive and might just brighten your day.

This article originally appeared on 10.22.22

Pop Culture

Jack Black scored his first Top 100 hit with the 'Mario Bros.' song 'Peaches'

Only Black could make a ballad about a video game character that’s both funny and touching.

“Peaches” (from The Super Mario Bros. Movie) by Jack Black

Nearly 30 years since Jack Black hit the music scene with his band Tenacious D, he has scored his first Top 100 solo hit, and it’s a real earworm. “Peaches” is a single taken from the “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” where Black plays Bowser the Koopa King who’s madly in love with Princess Peach (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy).

The song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 83 and has gone as high as 11 on the UK indie charts. In 2006, Black scored a Hot 100 hit with Tenacious D when “The Pick of Destiny” debuted and peaked at No. 78.

The video is also a hit on YouTube, racking up over 17 million views. It features Black in a Bowser-inspired costume tinkling the ivories on a peach-colored piano in a peach-colored room, while occasionally gazing at a framed photo of Princess Peach.

The song is delivered with genuine gusto, once again proving that Black isn’t just funny but also has some serious pipes. For the hook, Black sings little more than “Peaches” over and over again—which is just the right amount of times for it to sneak inside your head for a week.

“Jack Black is an incredible singer and musician, so we spent a night writing the song and sent the demo to Jack,” "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" co-director Aaron Horvath said, according to Insider. “A couple [of] days later, Jack sent us back a finished track. He had added his own twist on it and his pianist played an original music track for it. We were blown away.”

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10/10. No Notes.

In a film packed with Easter eggs and nods to the beloved game franchise, the ultimate fan favorite moment of “The Super Mario Bros Movie” has undoubtedly been when Bowser (voiced by the one, the only Jack Black) tinks the keys of a piano Elton John-style and belts out his burning, unbridled feelings for Princess Peach.

If you haven’t heard it yet, you’re in for a treat. The song is both co-written and sung by Black, and the way he makes an earworm out of a chorus using one word, “Peaches,” alone is nothing short of masterful. It’s even eligible to win an Oscar, it’s that good.

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, there’s now an official music video of the song. Black sports his own Bowser cosplay, wearing a dashing emerald suit, gold spiked boots and a flaming red hair piece that screams rock-and-roll. And of course, he plays a peach-colored piano, in a peach-colored room, with a framed photo of Princess Peach.


It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

The comments on the music video are almost (almost) as entertaining as the video itself.

“Textbook definition of ‘understanding the assignment!’ Jack Black is a true inspiration, no fear, all commitment! He’s super dedicated to making sure his performances are enjoyable & unforgettable by pouring everything he has into any job he takes! Mad respect!”

“This song may be goofy but Jack’s vocal range and control is astounding, I hope it wins some awards!”

“This needs to be in a museum because it is a MASTERPIECE.”

“My brain can't even comprehend how good this is. I'm so frustrated that it isn't at least 2 minutes longer so I just keep replaying it.”

And perhaps this comment best describes our collective feeling:

“Thanks Jack Black. As I get older, you inspire me to be OK letting my inner child out.”

Indeed, Jack Black is a national treasure. And now, so is this song.

Tenacious D performs at the Rock in Pott festival.

The medley that closes out the second side of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album is one of the most impressive displays of musicianship in the band’s storied career. It also provided the perfect send-off before the band’s official breakup months later, ending with the lyrics, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

In 1969, “Abbey Road” was the last record the group made together, although “Let it Be,” recorded earlier that year, was released in 1970.

At first, the medley was just a clever way for the band to use a handful of half-finished tunes, but when it came together it was a rousing, grandiose affair.

Arranged by Paul McCartney and producer George Martin, the medley weaves together five songs written by McCartney, "You Never Give Me Your Money," "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight” and "The End," and three by John Lennon, “Sun King," "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam."

Fifteen seconds after the medley and the album’s conclusion, there is a surprise treat, McCartney’s 22-second “Her Majesty,” which wound up on the record as an accident.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, collectively known as Tenacious D, recently reimagined two of the songs in the medley, "You Never Give Me Your Money" and "The End," for acoustic guitars for a performance on SiriusXM's Octane Channel. Like everything with Tenacious D, it showed off the duo’s impressive musical chops as well as their fantastic sense of humor.

The truncated version of the medley was also a wonderful tribute to the incredible work the Beatles did 53 years ago.

Warning: This video contains NSFW language.